National Celiac Disease Awareness Day is observed in September and sponsored by the National Celiac Association.
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day is a time to increase awareness of celiac disease, the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional and physical burden of celiac disease.
Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition, to latent symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but no gastrointestinal symptoms.
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Sponsor:
National Celiac Association
To learn more, visit http://www.nationalceliac.org
The awareness color for Celiac Disease is Light Green.